Sadhana Shivdasani (Sadhana Shivdasani)

Sadhana Shivdasani

Indian Actress.   Shivdasani, known professionally as Sadhana, was a very prominent actress in film from her first film in 1955 to her retirement in the 1970s.   Her family fled Karachi during the post-Partition riots and settled in Mumbai when she was a young girl.   Sadhana’s acting career started when she played a chorus girl in the film ” Shree 420″ in 1955 and would continue into the 1960s and 1970s.    She was one of the highest paid actresses in Hindi cinema from 1962 to 1965 and was the third highest paid from 1970 to 1973.    Sadhana’s film credits include “Love in Simla” (1960), “Hum Dono” (1962), “Woh Kaun Thi?” (1964), “Arzoo” (1965), “Waqt” (1965), and “Mera Saaya” (1966).   She introduced the “fringe” hairstyle to India in the film “Love in Simla” after her director suggested that she go to the same hairstyle that was being sported by Audrey Hepburn at the time.   The “fringe” hairstyle became popular after this in India and was known as “Sadhana cut”.   Sadhana would continue acting into the 1970s before she retired because she didn’t want to be known as a supporting actress.   After retiring, she formed a production company along with her husband and it existed until her husband passed away in the 1990s.   Even though Sadhana was a very popular actress during her career, she never won an award for any of her film roles, but she was given a lifetime achievement award in 2002. (bio by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye)


  • September, 02, 1941
  • Pakistan


  • December, 12, 2015


  • Oshiwara Crematorium
  • Maharashtra
  • India

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